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Dimsum at Avenue Joffre RWS

By Friday, July 15, 2016 , , , , , ,

Love dim sum but bored of going to the ‘same old’ restaurant? Fret not, Avenue Joffre’s Master Chef Ge Xian’e, China’s “Queen of Dim Sum” (who also has numerous prestigious Dim Sum titles under her belt!), has introduced many new and creative Dim Sum items for the month of July!
Dig in to traditional Dim Sum items such as Steamed Crystal Prawn Dumpling 冬笋鲜虾饺 ($6), Steamed Minced Pork & Abalone Siew Mai 鲍鱼烧卖($6), Steamed Shanghai Pork Dumpling 上海小笼包 ($7) and Pan-fried Pork Bun filled with Soup 灌汤上海生煎包 ($7).
The traditional items are superb.. and Oh My Dumpling! The Steamed Shanghai Pork Dumpling is THE dream dumpling. Super thin skin yet holding its hearty contents. Check. Juicy pork. Check. Intense and flavourful stock. Check. LOTS of soup and pork. Check. My only thought: Can I have a bigger spoon please?
Are there another outstanding dishes? YES. Rolling off our tongues is the Steamed Preserved Turnip & Sesame Rice Roll 香麻菜脯肠粉 ($6). The delicate layers of rice roll coiled under the mildly spiced and crunchy preserved turnip. Drizzle the roll with savoury-sweet shallot-y sauce and I’m seduced. This must be the best plate of rice roll I have ever tasted—in both texture and taste.

Tuned to the trends, Avenue Joffre has also included Dim Sum varieties to excite the modern palettes.
I just can’t get enough of the Deep-fried Bun with Assorted Seafood in Cream Sauce 白汁海鲜雪梨球 ($6). Think Japanese cream croquette sans potatoes. One bite through the perfectly fried (aka golden and non-greasy) crispy layers and into the creamy seafood and our hearts melted.
Winning every fashionista’s heart is the Baked Parsnip Pastry 萝卜丝拎包酥饼 ($7). The pastry may not be your (fill in your favourite brand) bag but I’m pretty sure the ladies can’t wait to get their hands (or fingers) on it. Just remember to get a manicure for that perfect IG moment! Honestly I’m surprised how the sweetness of the parsnip (which has been cooked in stock) goes well with the winning flaky pastry that melts in the mouth. Embellished with white sesame, these bags are certainly bag-worthy!  
The desserts on the new menu are inventive and trendy. There’s the Chilled Mango with Green Tea Roll 香芒绿茶卷 ($6), Steamed Piggy Bun with Chocolate 猪仔流心包 ($7), Steamed Pandan Layer Cake 金兰夹层糕 ($6) and Chilled Avocado Cream with Sago 西米牛油果 ($7). SO advice for desserts here: Chilled Mango with Green Tea Roll for the green tea/mochi fan; Steamed Pandan layer Cake (similar to the Nyonya nine layer rainbow kueh except that this is a full-on pandan stack of mahjong tiles-looking kueh) for the nostalgic; Chilled Avocado Cream with Sago for the health-conscious (tastes healthy to me!); and you guessed it, the Steamed Piggy Bun with Chocolate for the little ones (or the child-at-heart).
Traditional or modern, Dim Sum at Avenue Joffre is perfected from the heart, just like having grandma’s Dim Sum (except that grandma didn’t make any). This tummy is warm and fuzzy with Master Chef Ge’s love.


Avenue Joffre
26 Sentosa Gateway, #02-137/138/139 Singapore 098138
(Entry by Festival Walk and Crockfords Tower)
Daily: 12 - 4 pm 
Sun to Thur 6 -10pm 
Fri, Sat and PH Eve: 6 - 10.30pm

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